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Novel Coronavirus reaches Indo-Nepal border

New Delhi: There’ll now be an intensive screening of individuals alongside the Indo-Nepal border to take care of the menace of Novel Coronavirus. This choice has been taken after affirmation of coronavirus being present in Nepal.

The Union Well being Ministry will make preparations for screening on the Nepal border bordering Uttarakhand with instant impact.

Union Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan spoke to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on this topic on Saturday.

Harsh Vardhan informed the Chief Minister: “Arrangements are being made for screening people coming to India through Nepal border adjoining Uttarakhand. Apart from the screening, the Health Ministry will immediately provide all possible assistance to the state.”

The federal government has taken this choice after a case of coronavirus unearthed in Nepal.

The Union Well being Minister has additionally written a letter to the Chief Ministers of different states as properly, urging them to personally monitor the scenario on this matter.

On Saturday, Harsh Vardhan held a high-level assembly in Delhi concerning the coronavirus menace. Officers of the Ministry of Well being, scientists of ICMR and NCDC and different consultants attended the assembly referred to as for the prevention of the virus.

After the assembly, Harsh Vardhan mentioned: “The Union Health Ministry has decided to form seven separate teams of experts to deal with Novel Coronavirus. These teams will take stock of arrangements to deal with the virus at the Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kochi airports.”

The Union Well being Ministry has additionally issued a helpline quantity 011-23978046 on this regard. The Ministry mentioned that this helpline quantity shall be obtainable around the clock for any form of info.

The Well being Minister mentioned that thus far no particular person in India has been discovered affected by the Novel Coronavirus. Nonetheless, 11 individuals are at the moment below the supervision of docs on suspicion. Out of those, the outcomes of the check-up of 4 individuals have come and nobody was discovered affected by the Novel Coronavirus.

The Ministry of Well being is working carefully with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Exterior Affairs and World Well being Group for the prevention of coronavirus. Underneath this, particular checks are being finished on the airports of passengers coming from overseas.

(IANS)

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